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What is remjet?
… an anti-halation layer, black-pigmented, non-gelatin, on the back of the film base that prevents bright light from reflecting off the clear base of the film and passing back through the negative to double-expose the crystals and create halos of light around bright spots.
Where can I get a Russian tank?
I was lucky, I bought one of the last ones in the GDR when it sold out … try ebay, they are being sold at about 150 €.
It's quite extravagant and it goes as well without a Russian tank. Try it in buckets ...
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|The developer and the Russian tank!||Fresh chemicals for every film.||The Russian tank – made in Ukraine.||The right temperature is one of the most important things!||The spiral||Get off, remjet layer!|
I'm not a lab working with processing machines, I'm a single human working with my Russian tank, also called Lomo tank!
For over 20 years I've developed Super 8 films, black and white and color. Born out of necessity (there was no other who develops my films, so I had to learn how to do it myself), and gradually grown fond of it - now I understand the whole process more and more and can manipulate the result a little (change of temperature and duration).
Black & white negative
Color reversal (positive)
Kodachrome can NOT be developed in E6. All other color reversal films YES.
I develop each film with fresh developer and fixer, with great sensitivity and a big heart!